*** Official Clevo P65xSA/SE/SG / Sager NP8650/51/52 Owner´s Lounge ***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by jaybee83, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Power limit throttling is expected, its a locked 45Watts CPU, its just saying that it was using more than 45Watts after the PL2 timer run out(aka the turbo boost timer). You can bump that all the way to 96 seconds, you have it set at 28 secs, or just use TS, download the extra dll, enable PowerCut option and it will run at 3.5Ghz all core all day(at least my MSI does, but I already had it running all core full turbo due to a tweaked IA curve slope in BIOS, so it reports less power and it never really throttles).

    EDIT:
    What paste did you use, and how is the contact between die and heatsink? Still feels a bit hot.
     
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  2. Boothbot

    Boothbot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for all the info! Is it still hot? It's a lot cooler now. I think I used the right amount of Noctua NT-H1
     
  3. Boothbot

    Boothbot Notebook Enthusiast

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    So my fans came today, time to (hopefully) fix this GPU!

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    Here's what we're working with:

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    Some weird greasy residue on this bits, I have no clue. Cleaned them though:

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    This has seen better days, left it alone:

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    This... might explain why the GPU was hot. Clearly not enough paste (I SWEAR I used the right amount):

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    OH GOD no wonder I thought the fans weren't working

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    Clean it

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    Paste it

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    Finished! Nice new copper bits

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    Goodbye old friends

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    DoA Venus Vacation Stock, pre-clean:
    86c

    Doa Venus Vacation Stock, post-clean:
    55c


    I'll try the Prema vBIOS tomorrow!
     
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    Boothbot Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sigh I'll never understand why overclocking with XTU actually gives me a worse score in 3D Mark Sky Diver

    Active cores: x38 x37 x36 x36
    Turbo Boost Max Power 57W
    Processor Current Limit 100A
    Turbo Boost Power WIndow 40 seconds

    3D mark score = 300 points worse

    EDIT: undervolt by 005v puts the score up to stock, lol
     
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  5. Boothbot

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    Update: remember how the first time I flashed Prema's vBios, it idled at 55c and crashed whenever I played Red Dead? Well now it idles at 37c and handled Red Dead just fine! Still baffled by OC'ing the CPU, just gonna leave it at stock
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The residue is left by the thermal pads usually, it's just part of their composition.
     
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